The city of peace and justice celebrates the art of filmmaking with The Hague Global Cinema Festival. Independent filmmakers and all film lovers are welcome to join us in 7 days (13-19 November 2020) of exciting events. In view of the COVID19 pandemic we have made special arrangements to stream the films online in addition to the physical screening in the Filmhuis, Den Haag. .
Our theme is “People’s Choice”. Our jury consists of filmmakers, artistes, film lovers and curators from Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and, of course, The Hague.
Note: Physical screening in the Filmhuis has been deferred due to announcement of lockdown by the Dutch Government on 4th of Nov. We are watching the situation and trying to reschedule the physical event.
Guest of Honour
Bert van Alphen
Deputy Mayor, The Hague
Deputy Mayor Bert van Alphen is The Hague’s alderman for Social Affairs, Integration, City Districts, Poverty and Social Services.
Marianna Giacomel (Project Manager)
She was born and lived in Italy where she studied foreign literature. In 2018 she moved to The Hague with her family. Lover of reading, visual arts and music, especially jazz. “Working for The Hague Global Cinema Festival and Alwar International Film Festival gives me the opportunity to combine my passion for films with being part of a team in an environment that highlights the multiculturalism, a characteristic of The Hague, the city where I chose to live and where I want to play an active role.”
Kamalika (Festival Hostess)
A versatile internationally recognised singer, artist and anchor
She is a creative artist, singer, anchor, performer, actress, model for the last 20 years. Performed on stage and TV shows spanning across music, theatre, debate, quiz, dance, modelling and anchoring shows in various countries. She is a versatile vocal artist of Classical, Bollywood and Western genres of Blues, Jazz, Pop, Soul, Soft Rock. Trained in Indian classical music under Late Vidusi Srimati Shipra Bose, known as Bengal’s Begum Akhtar. Trained in Western vocal music under Teiron Jones. Kamalika has given stellar music performances at various prestigious clubs and events across Kolkata, Muscat, and Bangalore including at Hard Rock Cafe Bangalore with her Blues Jazz band Divergent Notes. She performed in Hindi, Bengali and English for various community cultural programmes in different countries. Anchored shows for famous Bollywood music directors like Pritam, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Imran Khan Badshaah, and a number of high profile corporate events while in Oman, Muscat at prestigious venues. She has hosted and performed Bollywood music for international film festivals like Alwar International film festival and many others in Doha, Kolkata, Bangalore, Muscat. She has also written, directed and acted in plays in Bengali, and acted in several other English drama productions. She has also given contemporary dance performances abroad and in India at various cultural events. She also writes poetry and does recitation as part of her other interests as well.
Evgenii Filippov (Project Manager – Online Event)
For me – the person who recently arrived to The Netherlands – it is not only a great opportunity to meet new friends and assimilate into the new culture, but it is also a possibility to learn about modern trends in a global cinema industry. That’s always very exciting. The Global Film Festival will be held in The Hague for the first time. It is my honor to become a part of this historical event.
I’m glad that I’m in the team!
Scott Blum (Chief of Jury / Judges)
Scott has a passion for enjoying films of all sorts in particular those with “a message that makes him ponder and think”. His involvement in the Hague Global Cinema Festival is as a film-goer and he is mightily impressed by the innovation and the sheer quality of all of the films that are submitted.
Scott has lived and worked overseas, he has travelled extensively, and now resides in the UK where he is enjoying life.